DGAP-Adhoc: Raiffeisen Bank International AG: RBI considering capital strengthening

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Raiffeisen Bank International AG  / Key word(s): Miscellaneous

08.01.2014 18:23

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Vienna, 08 January 2014. Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) is
currently reviewing options to comprehensively strengthen its capital base
and to redeem the outstanding EUR 2.5 billion participation capital in full
or in part in the near future.

The strengthening of the capital base is intended to prepare RBI for the
implementation of Basel III rules and is expected to include a capital
increase of EUR 2.0 billion to EUR 2.25 billion. The timing and size of any
transaction will remain subject to Management and Supervisory Board
approval, as well as to market conditions. The transaction may be
implemented in the next six months. It is expected that a potential
transaction would significantly increase RBI's free float.

In addition RBI intends to complement the strengthening of its capital
structure through the potential issuance of subordinated capital
instruments over the next twelve months.

Over the last few weeks, RBI carefully reviewed the offers it received for
its Hungarian subsidiary, Raiffeisen Bank Zrt. After comprehensively
reviewing the last offer, RBI decided, at present, not to pursue the sale
of the Hungarian subsidiary under the current conditions.

For further information please contact: 

Susanne E. Langer
Head of Group Investor Relations
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Am Stadtpark 9
1030 Vienna, Austria
phone +43-1-71 707-2089

This document does not constitute an offer of securities, nor a
solicitation for an offer of securities nor marketing or sales activity for
such securities in countries where such an offer or solicitation for an
offer is subject to legal restrictions. This document must not be used for
such an offer or such marketing activities. If a public offer is made, a
prospectus will be published in accordance with the Austrian Capital Market
Act ('Kapitalmarktgesetz').

The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered
under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the
'Securities Act') and may not be offered or sold in the United States,
except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the
Securities Act. There will be no public offer of securities in the United

This communication is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the
United Kingdom or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters
relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial
Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the
'Order') and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it
may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order
(all such persons together being referred to as 'relevant persons'). Any
investment activity to which this communication relates will only be
available to and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person
who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any
of its contents.

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Language:     English
Company:      Raiffeisen Bank International AG
              Am Stadtpark 9
              A-1030 Vienna
Phone:        +43-1-71707-2089
Fax:          +43-1-71707-2138
E-mail:       ir@rbinternational.com
Internet:     www.rbinternational.com
ISIN:         AT0000606306
WKN:          A0D9SU
Listed:       Wien (Amtlicher Handel / Official Market)
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